Last week at the NGO "humanoid machines' working meeting Russian (FSUE TsNIIMash, JSC" NPO "humanoid machines") and German (DFKI) organizations. The main item on the agenda was a joint Russian-German space experiment to study the possibilities of using an anthropomorphic robot for operational support activities of the astronauts during orbital flight to the ISS.
They discussed the possibilities and prospects of a joint international space experiments using German reserve in the field of robotics and Russian anthropomorphic robotic system SAR-400 with an interactive control system.
Experts from both countries discussed in detail the issues of training and joint operations in the experiment.
Both sides noted that this project is of considerable mutual interest.
Return visit of Russian specialists in Germany is scheduled for October 15, 2012.